Advanced Biofuels

Danny Levine of the Burrill Report conducted a podcast with BIO President & CEO Jim Greenwood today on BIO's public priorities for 2010.

Drivers who are concerned about the environment are finding it's getting easier to use a biofuel that really is green.

This new report from the National Resources Defense Council presents an aggressive plan for ending America's oil dependence.

Jim Greenwood on Biofuels from the BioWorld Biofuels Report: Market Realities, Perspectives and Challenges

The EPA released a State of the Science Report detailing how biotechnology is enabling the transition from petroleum to a biobased economy, making possible materials and products that are renewable, environmentally friendly, and widely available.

Dr. Targan explains how biotechnology is helping to reduce our carbon footprint through the production of biofuels, which are  manufactured from various renewable resources found  naturally in our environment.  

This video provides a basic overview of biotechnology and its many applications in our daily lives.

Biofuels have the potential to play a critical role in addressing climate change

September 23 2014
Inaction on the 2014 RFS regulatory rule will lead to increased GHG emissions of 21 million metric tons CO2 equivalent. The increased GHG emissions are equal to putting an additional 4.4 million cars on the road or opening 5.5 new coal-fired power plants. The “blend wall” should not be a consideration for setting the RFS, because the United States is using more transportation fuel in 2014 than previously projected.
October 29 2013
On behalf of more than 35 advanced biofuel companies, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) joined with the Advanced Ethanol Council (AEC), issued a statement to The White House expressing  concerns over the recently released draft of the proposed 2014 RFS volumetric blending requirement.   
September 26 2013
BIO's letter to EPA on behalf of its member companies urging them to reject the recent petition from the petroleum industry asking EPA to waive  the 2014 applicable volumes of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
July 18 2013
BIO's comments on the EPA proposed rule on the regulation of fuels and fuel additives.
July 18 2013
BIO's comments to U.S. EPA on the Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission Fuel Standards.
October 17 2014
Abengoa Bioenergy's new cellulosic biorefinery is the realization of nearly a decade of research and development and billions of dollars in investment, encouraged by the federal Renewable Fuel Standard.
September 23 2014
In a new white paper issued today, BIO updates the results of a study of the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from EPA's proposal to reduce biofuel use in 2014, using new data on transportation fuel demand for 2013 and 2014.  
September 3 2014
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today congratulates member company POET-DSM on opening Project Liberty, a 20-million gallon per year cellulosic ethanol biorefinery in Emmetsburg, Iowa.
May 7 2014
Decreasing use of biofuels will automatically increase use of more carbon intensive petroleum sources. The increased emissions from the transportation sector would come very close to wiping out the reductions of the past four years, according to a BIO study.
April 7 2014
The EXPIRE Act would extend tax credits that expired at the end of 2013, including several of importance to the biotechnology industry.